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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

de Benedictis Kessner, Justin, and Kathryn Carlson. "What the Next Mayor Needs to Do About Boston's Transportation Crisis." Boston Area Research Initiative White Paper Series, September 2021.
Bernhard, Rachel, and Justin de Benedictis Kessner. "Men and Women Candidates Are Similarly Persistent After Losing Elections." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.26 (June 29, 2021).
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin. "Strategic Partisans: Electoral Motivations and Partisanship in Local Government Communication." Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy 2.2 (June 2021): 227-248.
Sikkink, Kathryn. "Practice What You Preach: Global Human Rights Leadership Begins at Home." Foreign Affairs, May/June.
Masoud, Tarek, A.Kadir Yildirim, and Peter Mandaville. "Will the Pandemic Spark a Religious Revival in the Muslim World?" Washington Post. April 2, 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "What Maximizes Productivity and Impact in Political Science Research?" European Political Science 20.1 (March 2021).
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin. "Strategic Government Communication About Performance." Political Science Research and Methods (March 2021).
Ganz, Marshall. "The Role of Leadership in Cultivating Collective Democratic Voice." The American Prospect. February 26, 2021.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "What Now? A Symposium on the Future of the United States." National Interest. January/February 2021.
Alsan, Marcella, Katherine Eriksson, and Gregory Niemesh. "Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-035, November 2020.
Norris, Pippa. "Measuring Populism Worldwide." Party Politics 26.6 (November 2020): 697–717.
Ang, Desmond, and Jonathan Tebes. "Civic Responses to Police Violence." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-033, October 2020.
Cohen, Dara Kay, Connor Huff, and Robert Schub. "At War and at Home: The Consequences of US Women Combat Casualties." Journal of Conflict Resolution (October 29, 2020).
Kellerman, Barbara, and Todd L. Pittinsky. Leaders Who Lust: Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Logevall, Fredrik. JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. Penguin Random House, 2020.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Christopher Warshaw. "Accountability for the Economy at All Levels of Government in United States Elections." American Political Science Review 114.3 (August 2020): 660-676.
Masoud, Tarek, and Aytug Sasmaz. "Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is a mosque again. Do Turkish citizens want Erdogan to restore the caliphate?" Washington Post. July 24, 2020.
Masoud, Tarek. "Review Essay: The Prince." Review of MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman, by Ben Hubbard. Journal of Democracy, 31.3, July 2020: 172-178.
Logevall, Fredrik and Campbell Craig. America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, 2nd edition. Harvard University Press, 2020.
King, David C., Benjamin Schneer, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Why Party Leaders Tend to Be Extremists." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-015, June 2020.
Norris, Pippa. "What Maximizes Research Excellence? Productivity and Impact in Political Science." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-010, April 2020.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Christopher Warshaw. "Politics in Forgotten Governments: The Partisan Composition of County Legislatures and County Fiscal Policies." Journal of Politics 82.2 (April 2020): 460-475.
Gonzalez, Yanilda. Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Masoud, Tarek. "Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation." Review of Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation, by A. Kadir Yildirim. Perspectives on Politics, 17.4, December 2019: 1223-1226.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Michael Hankinson. "Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 1078-1084.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Problem with One-Stop Government." Governing. August 19, 2019.
Donovan, Joan. "How News Organizations Should Cover White Supremacist Shootings, According to a Media Expert." PBS NewsHour Weekend, August 4, 2019.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11.3 (July 2019): 1-53.
Fernández-Milmanda, Belén, and Candelaria Garay. "Subnational Variation in Forest Protection in the Argentine Chaco." World Development 118 (June 2019): 79-90.
Masoud, Tarek. "Not Ready for Democracy: Modernization, Pluralism and the Arab Spring." Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment. Ed. Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu. Hurst Publishers, 2019.
Moskowitz, Daniel J. and Schneer, Benjamin. "Reevaluating Competition and Turnout in US House Elections." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 14 (April 2019): 191-223.
Palmer, Maxwell, and Benjamin Schneer. "Postpolitical Careers: How Politicians Capitalize on Public Office." Journal of Politics 81.2 (April 2019): 670-675.
Norris, Pippa. "Silver or Lead? Why Violence and Corruption Limit Women’s Representation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-011, 2019.
Norris, Pippa. "Do Perceptions of Electoral Malpractice Undermine Democratic Satisfaction? The US in Comparative Perspective." International Political Science Review 40.1 (2019): 5-22.
Bowlsby, Drew, Erica Chenoweth, Cullen Hendrix, and Jonathan D. Moyer. "The Future is a Moving Target: Predicting Political Instability." British Journal of Political Science (Spring 2019).
Norris, Pippa and Ronald Inglehart. Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and Authoritarian Populism. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Greenberg, David, Moshik Temkin, and Mason B. Williams, eds. Alan Brinkley: A Life in History. Columbia University Press, 2019.
Temkin, Moshik. "The "Dissident Ideology" Revisited: Populism and Prescience in Voices of Protest." Alan Brinkley: A Life in History. Ed. Greenberg, David, Moshik Temkin, and Mason Williams. Columbia University Press, 2019, 13-25.
Carter, Ashton B. "How A Divided Congress Could Unite Around Tech." Politico. December 6, 2018.
Sweeney, Latanya, Michael von Loewenfeldt, and Melissa Perry. "Saying it’s Anonymous Doesn't Make It So: Re-identifications of “anonymized” law school data." Technology Science (November 2018).
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-033, October 2018.
Kalb, Marvin. Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy. Brookings Institution Press, 2018.
Masoud, Tarek. "Review Essay: Why Tunisia?" Review of Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, by Safwan M. Masri. Journal of Democracy, 29.4, October 2018: 166-175.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin. "How Attribution Inhibits Accountability: Evidence from Train Delays." The Journal of Politics 80.4 (October 2018): 1417-1422.
Baum, Matthew A., Dara Kay Cohen, and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 13.3 (September 2018): 263-289.
Kamarck, Elaine. Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about how America Nominates its Presidential Candidates, 3. Brookings Institution Press, 2018.
Norris, Pippa. "Do Public Perceptions of Electoral Malpractice Undermine Democratic Satisfaction? The U.S. in Comparative Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-022, July 2018.
Norris, Pippa. "Understanding Brexit: Cultural Resentment versus Economic Grievances." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-021, July 2018.
Thompson, Dennis F. "Theories of Institutional Corruption." Annual Review of Political Science 21.1 (May 2018): 495-513.
Power, Samantha. "Beyond Elections: Foreign Interference with American Democracy." Can it Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America. Ed. Sunstein, Cass R.. HarperCollins, 2018, 81-96.